Might as well make one, since it is Deviantart's 14th birthday (Plus I feel compelled to because of everyone else ).
My deviantART story begins years AND years before, in elementary school. I was into drawing and coloring, but I wanted to get my school work done first so I had little time to draw. But when I did get the chance, they were ALWAYS sloppy and poorly drawn. So I decided to make it a promise, to improve my art skills and get good at it. So I ENJOYED every minute of art class and even got an art tutor.
Fast forward a few years later, in middle school, that I saw AoStH and Sat Am for the first time ever. I grew fond of Tails around this time (mainly because of the shows) for his lovable young self. It wasn't 'til the 7th grade when I drew my first picture of tails. Of course this was my first attempt, so I copied it from Google images.
A few months later on Aug.20, I found Deviantart. I absolutely LOVED it. The concept of a site for uploading artwork about ANYTHING... I just fell in love with it. So I joined and posted my first picture.
Soon, I began to upload other pictures:
Then came the day I found out about what an OC is. Thus, Theodore was born (And later Tyler but on my brother's behalf).
I had started to grow accustomed to Deviantart and decided it was now time to create my own group!
It started out small and insignificant, but somehow, it grew to where it now has over 100 members! (Thanks guys! )
Around this time, I felt lonely because I would see these people doing gifts for friends and so on, so I felt that this might be like in real life where I had hardly anyone to talk to and my friends were always hanging out together but I didn't have the nerve to talk because I was a shy, quiet boy back then. Until I met . By chance I came on his page, we talked, then became good friends. So because of that day, I felt confident enough to go out and talk to other people (Though I'm still shy and quiet but not as much as before). And now, I get to share stories, have laughs, and much much more than I would've in real life had I not come upon this site.
However, I've been down in the dumps here and there until I deactivated my account during a week in Florida. The next morning I created my second account and almost left this one to STAY deactivated. That would've been the case had I not realized my mistake and thought to myself, "Do I really want to give up all of the friends, memories, and fun times I've had on this account? Just for a stupid name change?" So I went to work to get it back, and I did (other wise I would not be positing this right now).
Anyways, a thing happened. A gradual change that crept until it caught my attention: My art had finally began to change for the better, and that REALLY inspired me to continue on drawing, knowing that with each deviation, I became better and better and better. And yet somehow, I feel as though I have yet to fulfill my promise. The promise I made years ago is just now becoming a reality. And it's almost all because of this site. Thank you Deviantart and have an awesome 14th birthday!
This is where my story ends... or does it? My story continues on, even at this minute, but this was a brief story about my love for art up to now. There are those out there, that I cannot express my thanks for. These people deserve to be mentioned; so here they are: and many many more out there. I know this sorta sounds like my "Thank You" video I did, but... you guys are the best.
Thanks to all of you, I'm now close to being on here for almost an entire year! It was Deviantart that revived my love for art, meeting new friends, sharing laughs, and continue to produce art from where I reside in Georgia. So now I say 'Happy Birthday' to Deviantart.
This is Tailsfan1999 signing out...